Frequently Asked Questions

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What age children can come to camp?

Age 6- 12yrs for Junior camp and age 12-15yrs for Teen Camp

What are the payment options?

Childcare vouchers, government voucher scheme or PayPal

Do you accept childcare vouchers?

We accept the new government Tax Free Childcare scheme as well as most of the old childcare voucher companies, contact your childcare company and use our passcode listed. If your childcare voucher company is not listed please get in touch as we can set ourselves up with that company

What hours does the camp run?

Easter Camp= 10am- 4pm

Summer Camp= 10am- 4pm also extended camp option 8am- 6pm

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What do I need to bring?

  • Packed lunch in lunch box with ice block
  • Water bottle
  • Sun cream
  • Comfortable outdoors clothing
  • Entire change of clothing
  • Suitable footwear i.e. trainers
  • Wellington boots
  • Long sleeve top for archery
  • Prescribed medication if needed
  • Swimming kit on swimming days including swimming costume, towel, goggles (if needed), floatation aid (if needed)

What do I do on drop off?

When you arrive at Blackland Farm park in the carpark and head towards our large yellow SAC shelter. A member of staff will meet and greet you and your child. You will be required to check details such as your phone number, any medical issues and emergency contact. We will spend time settling in your child making sure they feel happy and secure. Once you are satisfied that we have correct contact details, you have received the camp managers contact card and happy your child is ok you can leave.

What happens if my child has difficulty settling in camp?

Allow  a bit of extra time on the first day, this gives us time to fill in any paperwork as well as an opportunity to see your child settle in and make some friends. Dont worry if they take a moment to settle in they will be quickly off to their first activity where we make sure everyone gets on and enjoys themselves.

What happens at pick up?

Come and find one of us to collect your child, we will let you know what adventures they have had, look forward to tomorrow and help you collect all their bags and kit.

What happens if I am going to be late to pick up?

Sometimes things do happen that mean you might be later than you had planned. Give us a call.  It is much better for us and for your child to know that you will be a little bit late rather than expecting you and not knowing why you are not there.

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What if my child has a medical condition?

When you book and on the first day give us as much information about the condition as you can, the more we know the better able we are to help you child have a safe and successful camp. 

What if my child has an allergy?

At the time of booking give us as much information as possible regarding their allergies and allergic reaction. We will make sure that all staff are aware of the situation.  All our staff are first aid trained including the use of epi pens therefore in the unlikely event of an allergic reaction our staff will act accordingly.

What if my child is ill or has an accident at camp?

All our staff are first aid qualified. Fortunately, almost everything we deal with are grazes, small cuts and stings. For minor injuries we treat accordingly and will log the injury and treatment and will inform you on pick up and signed off. However, should a child suffer a more serious injury or fall ill you will be contacted immediately and the relevant first aid procedure will be carried out.

If your child has a fever, vomiting or diarrhoea we can not take them on camp until 48 hours after the last symptom.

Do I get to see the activities programme before booking?

Some of the activities such as Climbing and Abseiling we book in advance, others such as Bushcraft and Hoverboarding are weather dependent. Talk to us at drop off / pick up and we will give you the plan for the day.

Does my child need any money at camp?

The tuck shop is often closed during the Easter holidays so no money is needed during Easter Camp. During Summer Camp children will be allowed to visit the tuck shop once during the week. The day will be chosen by staff and parents will be informed before this day. A maximum of £1 can be spent at the tuck shop on the chosen day.